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Unread 04-19-2012, 05:53 PM
Re: not sleeping

Yay for you! I was told by the nurse to lay on the side that hurts and it just kind of helps to work the gas out from laying on it. I also used a heating pad ( they had ones that used water)on my back and a microwavable heat pack on my tummy. I also read on here to avoid soda.....that's what they kept giving me
Hoping for a speedy recovery for both of us!
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Unread 04-20-2012, 12:02 AM
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Lady Pug, sounds like surgery went well and you're up and around (amazing!) and in good spirits. So happy for you!

Now you're going to start hearing from everyone--don't overdo it, relax, give yourself lots of time to heal, listen to your body... all true.

I'll be traveling the next few days (flying but using wheelchairs in between even though I'm fine walking, just so I don't wind up lifting anything...I'm listening to all that advice), so I won't be on but I'll be thinking of you.

My recovery has been a journey but overall a very happy one, healing on many levels. I wish the same for you.

Big hug (but not squeezing too hard, not enough to hurt anything),
Unread 04-20-2012, 07:20 AM
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Thanks ladies for your advice. I'm sending continued healing vibes along with safe travel vibes for Becky. I can't thank all of the ladies who responded to my posts enough, as I honestly believe its helped me recover so quickly. We have no family in town, so this support is really apprecitated.

Just spoke with the doctor, who said more than likely the source of my pain was all the scar tissue from the c-sections, which pulled my whole uterus to the left. I kept messing with my kids by telling them they left Legos in there.
Chris (who can't wait to get home to her lazy pug)
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Unread 04-20-2012, 07:36 AM
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Hi Chris,

So glad to see your posts, and that your sense of humor is still going strong! Yow, legos can be painful!

Hope your pug doesn't get too excited to see you - although my neighbor's pug can't jump too high so you should be ok, right?! We have two poochies - the Alaskan/Retriever is an old girl, but our little Aussie Shepherd/Border Collie can jump like nobody's business! My husband will have to block when I come home from surgery!
Unread 04-20-2012, 07:51 AM
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Hi Ms Scout,

I've read how some ladies come home and their dogs act differently and they seem to know you're hurting. I'll keep you posted. The pug is good and lazy, but I also have a 1 year old yorkie who is completely insane. Only 5 pounds but she is a total pest! I bet the Aussie is a smart dog, right? We had a similar mix dog when I was a kid and she was amazing.

If you have any anxiety about your upcoming date, please don't hesitate to send me a message, okay?

Unread 04-20-2012, 08:26 AM
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Glad to hear you are doing well "pug". We have a 7 year old mixed breed that we got from the Humane Society when he was just a baby. After we got him home and he got a little bit older it looked like he had some pitbull in him too, he is also part blue heeler (cattle dog). He was brought in as a stray so we will probably never know for sure what all he is. Although he can be a huge pain....he is the love of my life (as far as animals go). He does seem to know that "mommy" isn't feeling well I have been sleeping in either the recliner or on the couch and he just lays on the floor by me or lays on the couch and watches me.
Take care my friend and hopefully you will be able to get the much needed rest that you are going to need. If only the kids would just lay there by me and follow me around the house. My biggest stress factor has been playing "referee" between them since I came home.
Gently Hugs,
Unread 04-20-2012, 08:31 AM
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Thanks, girl. I truly appreciate it. I'm sure I'll have a moment - or two (smile).

Scout (our aussie/border and my moniker here) is amazingly smart! She's one special doggy. So is Senna, our alaskan/retriever. Both our mutts are lovable, and spoiled rotten! I think you're right about them being able to sense things. My husband was in a really bad car accident last year, and was messed up for half a year (two broken vertebrae, broken ribs, fractured sternum, etc.) and the girls were so gentle with him.

Talk soon,

p.s. how are you feeling today? Have they told you when you can go home yet?
Unread 04-20-2012, 10:07 AM
Re: not sleeping

Karen, I'm feeling great...home now so I'm happy. I can't believe I had a hysterectomy 24 hours ago. The only issues I have now are gas and I'm a bit sore, but I'm walking around had have a fair amount of energy. My one fear is doing too much since I feel so good, but I'm going to force myself to chill.
And my dogs must be really stupid!! They were jumping all over me as if nothing happened. Yorkie is bugging me to play with her right now but they both were sniffing like crazy.

Jennifer, sounds like a gorgeous dog and probably very healthy because of the mixed breed. Mine have had breed specific issues already which have cost me at the vet. I'm also wondering if everyone in my household will back off and let me rest. I bet when they how much energy I have they don't back down.
Unread 04-20-2012, 10:26 AM
Re: not sleeping

Sigh, it's gotta feel good to be home, even though you're back to the craziness - eh? Close the door and try to get some rest!

Jennifer - I hope my "girls" are as mellow as your poochie has been. Actually, the old girl Senna had been really sick the past couple of weeks, and Scout has been a champ - watching over Senna and alerting us when she was having problems. Hopefully, I'll get the same treatment!

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